Hola All! My name is Chelsea Valentine and I currently reside in Virginia Beach, VA. I graduated from Virginia Tech in August of 2008 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Why am I attending ODU for a teaching degree, you ask? The best way I can describe this is a series of fortunate events. After graduating from Tech, I (like the hoards of other recent graduates) had a difficult time finding a job in my field. After months (and it was literally months) of searching for a career or my dream job, I decided to settle for a job with a family in Virginia Beach. This family had two special needs children that required home-based therapy. During the first few weeks of working at this job, I did not feel like I had found my calling. However, after bonding with these children and truly seeing the difference I was making, I knew that there was no turning back. That brings me to where I am today-a first semester graduate student here at ODU where I plan to get my master's degree in elementary education. Let me tell you a little about me in general:
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